Bangladesh urges immediate Israel-Palestine ceasefire


Bangladesh has denounced the ongoing armed conflict between Israel and Palestine and deplored the resultant loss of innocent civilian lives and injury of the victims.

Bangladesh underlined that escalation of conflicts and violence benefits no party, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Sunday.

“We urge both Israeli and Palestinians to exercise maximum restraint and call for immediate ceasefire to avoid further loss of innocent lives from both sides.”

Bangladesh strongly believes that living under the Israeli occupation and forced settlements in Palestinian territory will not bring peace in the region, the statement added.

“Therefore, Bangladesh supports a two-state solution, Palestine and Israel, living side by side as independent states free of occupation following UN Resolutions No. 242 and 338, which could bring lasting peace and stability in the region.”

Bangladesh also urged all parties concerned to refrain from excessive and indiscriminate use of force in the conflict and reiterated that only dialogue and diplomacy could lead to a lasting solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict and called upon all parties to work towards this end.

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